Category Archives: 2016 July

What’s happening to the Rule of Law?

Greetings! The Rule of Law, the quaint idea that societies should be governed by objective laws instead of the whims of individuals, dates back at least to the Code of Hammurabi in 1750 BC and predates democracy by about 1200 … Continue reading

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What Now?!! Toon for July 2016

 

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A Peek Behind the Curtains

There’s ONE thing we do for EVERY vehicle at our shop… Clients will specifically ask for services like checking their tire pressures, replacing burned out bulbs, and filling their washer fluid.  Of course we gladly say yes, and we say … Continue reading

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AngiesList goes FREE!

AngiesList has our good reviews, but read our BAD reviews too! We heard some big news at the beginning of July… Angie’s List has been set FREE!  For years Angie’s has been one of the premier review websites for service … Continue reading

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THE Oregon Summer Camp

Westwind on the Oregon Coast What do you think of when you think of Summer Camp?  The quiet joy of sitting by a campfire, making friendships that last a summer or a lifetime, feeling the confidence that comes from new … Continue reading

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Drew’s Perfect Picnic Menu… and more!

Ahh, Summer.  It’s Portland’s secret weapon to make it through the rainy season.  We can tolerate the gray only because we know from June through September we’ll all be living in paradise. Drew’s not immune to this perfection, and it’s … Continue reading

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One insider trick you MUST have for the Sellwood Park Concerts!

Three down and two to go…  you don’t have many opportunities left to enjoy the Sellwood Summer Concerts!  They’re part of a city-wide program by Portland Parks and Recreation bringing free movies, concerts, and events to parks around Portland.  Our … Continue reading

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A New Prescription for Chronic Pain

An epidemic of opioid use, abuse, and addiction is sweeping our country as people try to deal with chronic and debilitating pain.  Patients avoid opioids for fear of addiction and doctors are hesitant to prescribe them even when needed.  But … Continue reading

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What’s up with the Bridge closures?

This month we’d like to Update you on some recent closures to the Bridge.  One closure happened just a couple weeks ago, and the other will be happening the last weekend of July 28 to August 1. Inconvenient as they … Continue reading

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Unmasking our own internal biases

The political conventions are in the bag, and now America is faced with a choice between the two most reviled and unpopular candidates ever to run for President.  In November we’ll have to make the best choice we can so … Continue reading

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